Title: Flat-Out Sexy

Author: Erin McCarthy

Series: Fast Track Book 1

Main Characters: Tamara Briggs, Elec Monroe


Personal Rating: 




ContemporaryErotic Romance


Sex Scenes:

Fiery Passion



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Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man–just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she’s tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-you ma’am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she’s willing to take to experience the power of true love.


I find it a tragedy that I haven’t read any book from this series until the last installment came out. As it turns out, I greatly enjoyed every book, all eight of them. I am going to give this first book four red hearts. It was smoking hot with trimmings of humor and wit.

I liked Tammy. While she is already a young widow with two growing children, she wasn’t written out as a woman who was boring and timid. In fact, I liked her attitude. She was just normal. She likes a guy, she sleeps with him (even on the first date, which didn’t even count as a date at all). She also took care of her children, kept a good relationship with her in-laws, had a good career, and even kept great friendships. WoW! I mean, isn’t she just little Miss Perfect? I don’t mean that as a sarcasm because all those qualities actually make her endearing.

Elec, though, well, he’s another story. He’s the king of amazing. He’s hot, great in bed, and good with kids. I mean, how many men and fictional heroes have we met who are just like him? Almost none. He’s also very much into Tammy, even with her being older than him. His family is one that fights all the time but loves each other fiercely. If any man could come close to that, I’d really like to meet him.

With all these perfect little qualities that are Tammy and Elec, one would wonder what could possibly go wrong for them. Well, here’s one: Tammy fear of being a driver’s wife again. A bit petty, yes, in the grand scheme of things. However, it’s a very real fear. I mean, anybody who has lost a loved one to something will naturally be afraid that the next person they love will be taken from them the same way.

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the secondary characters who will obviously be getting their own books next. I like the way Tammy’s kids were written. I even like the fact that there was an unnecessary conflict between Elec’s father and Tammy’s former father-in-law. This would be as good as contemporary romance gets. It has a lot of elements that not only make it a great work of fiction but also a mirror of reality.



USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.







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